Bucks County principal sleeps on roof to raise money for Houston

- A Bucks County principal is sleeping on the roof to raise money for Houston.

"See where I'm located," said Newtown Middle School Principal Tim Long as he showed us where he’s  camping out for a cause.

Long is making good on a promise that if the school raised $8,000 he would sleep on the roof overnight.
It's all to raise money for a Houston school they adopted after Harvey.

"We would have raised the money no matter what. I just wanted to create some fun out of the atmosphere," he said.

Students got a glimpse of long from the ground.

"I was plan on coming back around 1 a.m. to see if he's actually sleeping there," said Luke Quigley. He’s a seventh grader at Newtown Middle.

Kit Azzaro came up with the idea to help Houston. She is the Attendance Secretary at the school.

"When Harvey came through I saw the devastation and I couldn't get it out of my mind," she said. She lived in Texas over a decade and saw a Facebook post from a friend and fellow teacher pleading for help for displaced students and their families. She was overcome with emotion.

"It comes from knowing the people there and the struggles. They are good hard working people in Texas that I have been around for so many years. They would do the same for us," said Azzaro. Dressed in her finest Texas swag she helped load a basket of donated food to send up to Long to keep him comfortable throughout the night.

"He said 'What if I camp out on the roof if we make our goal?' I said 'Okay, that wasn't my idea, but that's great,' and so here we are," she laughed.

The money donated from faculty, students and their families will first go toward cleanup in Houston, then to individual families to get back on their feet.

"Adopting a community, it allows us to make an impact on this one group, and we'll be able to see the results of that," said Long who will stay on the roof until 8 a.m. Wednesday morning.

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